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For the second time in three years, the Washington Capitals took a short trip up I-95 to play a preseason game in Charm City.  This time around, it was the Boston Bruins paying a visit to the hockey-starved city.  Baltimore welcomed the Caps with open arms, even chucking a crab on the ice after a Washington goal.  Yet again the Capitals found themselves playing more than the mandated...
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Alex Ovechkin got a special birthday card from his girlfriend

Alex Ovechkin has got a keeper in tennis player Maria Kirilenko, especially after her incredible birthday Tweet and card. Check out the very odd card which Maria Tweeted to the world for Alex’ 28th birthday. ‘A’ for effort? Happy Birthday my baby boy!!! Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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It’s Alexander Ovechkin’s 28th birthday, so girlfriend Maria Kirilenko tweeted this (photo)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Maria Kirilenko, 25, who not only has made a name for herself on the professional tennis circuit but as the steady girlfriend of Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin, tweeted out an odd collage of photos in order to wish her boyfriend a happy birthday. Ovechkin, who turned 28 […]The post It’s Alexander Ovechkin’s 28th birthday...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ovechkin high-sticked during Kraft Hockeyville game

Sometimes it's easy to forget that pre-season hockey is still hockey. Sure, it doesn't count, but every hit really exists, and every injury still hurts. Ovechkin probably is still smarting a bit from this high-stick courtesy of Ben Chiarot of the Winnipeg Jets. This happened Saturday during the annual Kraft Hockeyville game, which was held in Belleville, Ontario. GIF...
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Alex Ovechkin on criticism of his game, meddlesome coaches and Sochi Olympic pressure

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy last summer in a very close vote. His play in the second half of the lockout-shortened season brought flashback of the “old” Ovechkin – the one so many loved and adored. The one before all of the “he is so predictable” “he is so overrated” “he will never be that good again” comments. The higher...
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Grabovski can't join Capitals because of visa problems

Mikhail Grabovski’s only real link to the Washington Capitals has come in the form of text messages from Alex Ovechkin. "He always tries to help me texts me messages and tries [to] explain to me about the area in Washington" Grabovski said. The former Toronto Maple Leafs center doesn’t know much about the city he signed with because visa issues have prevented him...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green lifts Caps past Jets in exhibition opener

Mike Green scored in the fourth round of a shootout and former Belleville Bulls goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped all four Winnipeg attempts in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 victory over the Jets on Saturday night in the exhibition opener for both teams. Capitals star Alex Ovechkin briefly left the game in first period after taking a high stick to the face from Jets defenseman...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Laich injured 10 min. into 1st Capitals practice

Amid bright expectations and newfound stability, the Washington Capitals opened training camp Thursday. It didn't take long for the mood to change. Roughly 10 minutes into the opening practice, forward Brooks Laich - coming off an injury-ruined season - left the ice at Kettler Iceplex, saying he had a ''flare-up'' of a strained hip flexor suffered a week ago...
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Caps' Holtby shows off new mask

The Washington Capitals took to social media today to show off goaltender, Braden Holtby’s new mask for this upcoming season. Although in pictures it is hard to look at the details, here is what is on his new mask: First off, the artwork was done by an artist in Sweden. Holtby gave him an idea of what he wanted and they communicated through email throughout the process. He has...
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Capitals resign Marcus Johansson, sign 1st rounder Burakowsky

Marcus Johansson has been resigned by the Capitals (courtesy of the Washington Post) MJ 90 is back in a red jersey! The Capitals and Johansson agreed to a 2 year/$4 million deal officially closing the book on an  exciting offseason as training camp looms. A native of Landskorona, Sweden, Johansson was drafted by the Capitals in the 1st round (24th overall) in the 2009 NHL MJ 90...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
QUITE THE PROCESS

Caps' Alzner unveils tat that took two years

Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner has been working on his first tattoo for about two years now and didn’t want it shown off to the public until he finally had it finished.  Alzner unveiled the tattoo through a series of tweets and had this to say about it prior to it being finished: Another Alzner note: he’s in the process of getting his first tattoo on his right arm...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss
'PISSED BEYOND BELIEF'

Ribeiro's wife blasts Caps on Twitter

Mike Ribeiro's wife Tamara took to Twitter to blast the Washington Capitals for for not attempting to re-sign the veteran after a productive season.

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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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